Justin Myhren

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Nietzsche on Truth, Lies, the Power and Peril of Metaphor, and How We Use Language to Reveal and Conceal Reality

“What then is truth? A movable host of metaphors, metonymies, and anthropomorphisms: in short, a sum of human relations which have been poetically and rhetorically intensified, transferred, and embellished…”<p><i>“The need of reason is not inspired by the quest for truth but by the quest for meaning,”</i> …

Acquainted

The Power Of Genes, And The Line Between Biology And Destiny

As researchers work to understand the human genome, many questions remain, including, perhaps, the most fundamental: Just how much of the human experience is determined before we are already born, by our genes, and how much is dependent upon external environmental factors?<p>Oncologist Siddhartha …

Genetics

Here's why psychedelics could be the answer to addiction and depression

Roland Griffiths was trying to meditate – but he couldn’t do it. If he sat there for a few minutes, it felt as through hours were stretching out …

The end of inquiry? How to overcome human cognitive limitations

What, if any, are the limits of human understanding? Epistemic pessimists, sobered by our humble evolutionary origins, have argued that some truths …

Scientists Want to Talk to People Who've Had Life Changing Psychedelic Experiences

Johns Hopkins University researchers wants to know if you’ve ever had a life changing experience while tripping balls.<p>Psychedelics have come a long way. LSD, psilocybin mushrooms, and DMT were a staple of the 1960s counter-culture. Hippie leaders such as Timothy Leary claimed that psychedelics were …

Johns Hopkins University

Why American Collapse is Only Just Beginning (Not Ending)

There are many beliefs America holds that the rest of the world finds gruesome and strange: guns, capitalism, greed, cruelty. But among these is a …

Consciousness May Well Be Out of Control

Prevailing opinion is that consciousness — the internal dialogue that seems to govern one’s thoughts and actions — is associated with free will and …

Could Quantum Brain Effects Explain Consciousness?

<i>Updated on Monday, July 1, at 9:25 a.m. ET.</i><p>NEW YORK — The idea that consciousness arises from quantum mechanical phenomena in the brain is …

Quantum Physics

The Age Of Spiritual Awakening Has Really Begun - New Research Confirms

We live in the age of awakening. More and more people are concerned about this: Who or what am I? I’m just the sum of my personal life story, …

10 Weird Things We’ve Learned About The Mind And Consciousness

The human brain is weird. So weird that if it were a movie, it’d be directed by David Lynch after he dropped 12 tabs of hard-core acid. Although we …

Physicists Say Consciousness May Be A State Of Matter: The Non-Physical Is Indeed Real

In Brief<p>The Facts:<p>John Ioannidis, an epidemiologist at the Stanford University School of Medicine, published an article titled "Why Most Published …

Reflections of Consciousness

Mirrors are an interesting topic as everyone can relate to them on some level.<p>What is a mirror you may ask?<p>Physical mirrors aside, <b>Mirrors are based</b> …

Self Control

How Consciousness Solves The Puzzle Of Life

With so much knowledge floating around, you can easily lose the forest for the trees. Without a fundamental understanding of the big picture, the pieces can make very little sense and even seem absurd. This is true particularly in the case of spirituality. For example, the idea that God is …

5 Ways to Rewire Your Brain to Be Positive

How to train yourself to be happier.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether you realize it or not, the negative experiences you have lived through often influence your decisions. Your brain learns from difficult situations and painful memories, and these …

How to Make a To-Do List: Management Tips

A To-Do List That Works<p>How to use your to-do list to actually get more done and feel better<p>Updated March 20, 2018<p>We have all done to-do lists. …

The Search for Your Core — The 5 Ways to Discover Who You Really Are

Recently, at the awards banquet for a leadership program I recently completed, I spoke with and received congratulations from members of my cohort …

Self-improvement

How to be 1% Better Every Day (The Kaizen Approach to Self-improvement)

This curated column is authored by Thomas Oppong, Founding Editor at Alltopstartups “CompoundingThe post How to be 1% Better Every Day (The Kaizen …

Staring Into Someone's Eyes For 10 Minutes Can Alter Your Consciousness

Forget LSD: eyes are the new high. Of course, we’re not talking about consuming them, but rather staring intensely into a pair for a prolonged period …

The Latest: US men's volleyball hands Brazil first Rio loss

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Latest on the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro (all times local):<p>12:50 p.m.<p>Matt Anderson and his U.S. men's volleyball teammates …

Recovering a Lost World, Just in Time

By Deepak Chopra, MD<br>A common trait in every civilization known to us is now fast disappearing. This trait is the thirst for knowing the self. Most …

Read Literature to Learn and Love the Truth

The other night I testified (via telephone) before the Alaska state legislature, on the standards their public schools are adopting for classes in …

Are you really free? Yes: a new argument for freedom

How is human freedom really possible in the natural world as correctly described by modern physics, chemistry, biology, and cognitive neuroscience? …

Self Determination

Stumbling and Mumbling

Yesterday, I spoke at a symposium in honour of Andrew Glyn. This is the gist of what I said.<p>We economists – especially those of us who are on the …

Synchronicity Is A Product Of Quantum Systems

Science of Learning 101: Reducing the Wrong Types of Mental Effort in Instruction

I’ve heard people say that L&D professionals don’t have good research to guide their best practices. Not so! Granted, research may be hard to find or …

Higher Metacognition is probably what separates Geniuses from the rest

Metacognition is “thinking about thinking”, or “knowing about knowing”. It comes from the root word “meta”, meaning beyond. It can take many forms; …

The Nature of Consciousness in ‘Big History’ - Elisabet Sahtouris